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GENERIC NAME: Methadone

BRAND NAME: Dolophine; Methadone HCl Intensol; Methadose; Methadose Sugar-Free

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Methadone is used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain when non-narcoticpain medications have failed. The extended release methadone tablets should be reserved for severe and continuous pain that requires long-term pain treatment after a failed trial of non-narcotic medications and should be avoided in individuals requiring as-needed pain control.

SIDE EFFECTS: Methadone is very addicting and causes significant sedation and respiratory depression. Methadone side effects include:

These tend to occur during the first few days as the body adjusts to the medication. Methadone also may cause:

Some of these side effects may go away with continued use.




Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


READ MORE: http://www.medicinenet.com/guide.asp?s=rss&a=45478&k=Chronic_Pain_General

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